H.R.358 - Protect Life Act

To amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to modify special rules relating to coverage of abortion services under such Act. view all titles (5)

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  • Official: To amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to modify special rules relating to coverage of abortion services under such Act. as introduced.
  • Short: Protect Life Act as introduced.
  • Official: Protect Life Act as introduced.
  • Short: Protect Life Act as reported to house.
  • Short: Protect Life Act as passed house.

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ENFEMUS 10/18/2011 1:46pm
in reply to thepodgod May 01, 2011 10:16am

How is the 53+ Million abortions any different that the Holocaust? Hitler did what was Right to him and he did it legally as well. Kill Jews was legal, They were declared not human just as the US has declared Fetuses as non human. Justify it how you wish. I would suggest watching this short video 180 Movie

neonblk 10/18/2011 12:34am

To the male pro lifers..I feel there is a need to have a bill submitted to force vasectomy on all of you. Yes forced against your will. See how you guys like having your reproductive rights voted upon and stripped. This bill is unnecessary there already are funding restrictions in place. It is just a bill that will allow “religious” groups/persons to not be responsible for a woman that dies because they are more morally inclined to care about the fetus more than the woman on the floor. Where is that woman’s right to life exactly in that equation? OH yeah its not there is it since she is nothing more than a walking talking incubator for the next generation…that republicans care so much about…..oh wait MY BAD they already want to cut funding for several government programs and services for poor families. Government needs to grab its sack and stop bending the knee to the religious zealots that are trying to make this country a theocracy.

neonblk 10/18/2011 12:27am
in reply to maxim80 Oct 15, 2011 11:32am


neonblk 10/18/2011 12:20am
in reply to KimK Apr 04, 2011 11:33pm

Way to degrade yourself to a walking incubator. Hopefully (if this bill passes) you are not one of the women that have something horribly go wrong during your pregnancy, rushed to the emergency room close to dying, just to be denied any help all because someone has decided it is morally wrong to help you save your life.

neonblk 10/18/2011 12:16am
in reply to sandersmatz Oct 17, 2011 8:32pm

Oh yeah cause there are not thousands of children already waiting to be adopted in this country. Yeah the adoptions (human trafficking) profit mills are doing wonderful aren’t they. Here’s an idea..how about you jump on the train out of lala land where only married people and wanting to conceive couples have sex and start supporting a comprehensive sexual education program..so we can cut down on the need for abortion instead of ranting about women being morons. Forced to live with the consequences of their bad behavior you say…yeah you really are an idiot. AS if you, oh holyone, are allowed to judge anyone’s behavior. Most this morons where actually using contraceptives when they became pregnant. Don’t believe me google it.

neonblk 10/18/2011 12:11am
in reply to commonground Oct 14, 2011 11:30am

Who publicly funds elective abortions? Do you have data on this? Last I check there already is a bill that limits public funds providing for abortion. This bill allows private health care(they kind you pay for with your own money) to restrict as well. It also allows a hospital/doctor to get away with not treating or transferring a woman that is going to die if she has to have an abortion. All because they “morally feel its wrong”..but they “morally feel its right” to let the woman die. Hate to tell you this, but even if abortion was illegal like you all dream of women are still going to have them.

neonblk 10/18/2011 12:07am
in reply to sandersmatz Oct 17, 2011 8:32pm

Typical. 54% that receive an abortion where using some form of contraception the month they got pregnant. The only person jumping to hasty decision is you when you decided to label someone “irresponsible” or "stupid"just because they unfortunately had to have an abortion.

neonblk 10/18/2011 12:03am
in reply to spoyzer Mar 18, 2011 2:57pm

You are aware that abortion was totally legal till about 1890. Hell even up till about 1880 or so the Catholic Church had no problem with it as long as it was done before the first Quickening or Fetal Movement…about 4 months gestation. The most vulnerable members of are society are apparently women since we are the ones that have our reproductive rights but up on the chopping block every so many years. Choice to be irresponsible you say “54% percent of all women that receive an abortion were using some form of contraceptive during the month they become pregnant.” Yeah..really irresponsible.

neonblk 10/18/2011 12:00am
in reply to spoyzer Mar 18, 2011 2:58pm

Actually there is already a public funding restriction bill put in place. This one would actually allow a woman’s private health care, you know the one she is paying for with her own money, restrict funding as well. Read the bill.

neonblk 10/17/2011 11:58pm
in reply to spoyzer Mar 18, 2011 3:03pm

So where is the woman’s, that could be refused emergency care thus killing her, right to life exactly???

sandersmatz 10/17/2011 8:32pm
in reply to sandersmatz Oct 17, 2011 8:32pm

Here’s an idea… how about these morons be forced to live with the consequences of their bad behavior, at least long enough for the pregnancy to come to term at which point they can put the baby up for adoption. There are millions of loving, responsible people who want to adopt babies in this county.
Your argument is a lame one and does not justify murdering 99% of close to 1.25 million innocent babies.

sandersmatz 10/17/2011 8:32pm
in reply to rhian116 Oct 13, 2011 3:10pm

rhian116, In the first place, the federal government does not have the authority to force doctors to give abortions or to force the American tax payer to pay for it!
Secondly, less than 1% of all abortions occur because of rape or incest. This means that more than 99% of the helpless, unborn babies that are killed each year, are killed because some stupid woman didn’t have the brains or moral fortitude to think or care about the consequences of her irresponsible and probably very hasty decision.

commonground 10/17/2011 2:07pm
in reply to maxim80 Oct 15, 2011 11:26am

I have never been vocal about the unborn before now. I hear comments from the pro-choice side all the time. It seems to me most people that feel the way I do keep their thoughts to themselves so not to offend others. I can’t tell you how many times I have heard comments making fun of anyone with religious beliefs. Most of them being very mean and offensive. I let them say what they want without complaint. It just seems to me that most on the left of most positions would like to write off the opinions from the right along with the people that agree with those opinions. As far as underprivileged kids, I believe we should help them. There are so many programs in communities that help families including most religious groups. Charity should be an individual responsibility. We can do it better than most government programs

maxim80 10/15/2011 11:32am

It’s an idiotic bill conceived by hypocrites. If it doesn’t die in the Senate it will surely die on Presidents desk…Thank ____.

maxim80 10/15/2011 11:26am

It’s funny how those most vocal about protecting the ‘unborn’ are also the ones that call for cuts to the social programs that help the underprivileged kids. Typical religious hypocrisy.

commonground 10/14/2011 11:34am

We could just repeal the Health care bill and then none of this would be necessary.

commonground 10/14/2011 11:30am

I feel that what this bill is trying to do is right. I am a woman with several kids. I don’t believe that you have to have a vagina or uterus to have an opinion on this. Men have a responsibility in creating children so they should have a say. Too many times rape or life of the mother argument is used to defend pro-choice. Set those type of abortions aside and we still have too many taking place, just because they are so easily available. If it were not so easy, i.e. wait time/counseling, maybe we would not have so many. Tax funds should not be used for abortions. Unfortunately, this bill will still allow abortions to take place. If a woman’s chooses to have an abortion, they still are able. They will just need to pay or obtain funding else ware. This is opportunity for the pro-choice groups to put their money where their mouth is, by setting up a grant system. Women that need assistance could apply for a grant to pay for the procedure, keeping government out of the business.

rhian116 10/13/2011 3:10pm

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: When a man grows a vagina and uterus, he can tell me what to do with mine.

What right do any of you ‘pro-lifers’ have to tell a rape victim she must be further violated by carrying that man’s child? That is 40 weeks of the most intrusive, life-changing, and body-altering moments any woman can go through, and she has the right to say when, and if, it happens. Would any of you really make your own daughter carrying her attacker’s kid? What if that daughter is a child herself, not even out of middle school and carrying a family member’s kid? Do you really think you have the right to help destroy her life like that? It’s already been altered forever due to the attack, and carrying that baby will only do more damage, be it a young girl that was raped, or an adult that was raped.

rhian116 10/13/2011 3:03pm
in reply to spoyzer Mar 18, 2011 3:03pm

So, does the mother not also have a right to life if the fetus is threatening hers? What if it’s a her life vs. the baby’s life scenario? What if the mother is single, and the child would go into foster care should the mother die? What if the scenario is an ectopic pregnancy where BOTH lives would be lost? This bill is a joke because people with extreme beliefs, be they religious or otherwise, see no shades of gray- it’s all black or white.

People against abortion never consider if the one needing the abortion is a 12 year old that was impregnated by her father, or a 25 yr old impregnated by a rapist. What right do any of us have to further violate anyone’s body, their life, by forcing a pregnancy they never wanted, asked for, or caused by any other reason than being in the wrong place at the wrong time?

Isis7 10/12/2011 5:16pm
in reply to spoyzer Mar 18, 2011 2:58pm

Why shouldn’t public funding pay for abortions? I’ve worked and pay taxes for over 30 years, surely I have contributed funds to many pots of government. If I should need government assistance (welfare, including medical), and have an unwanted pregnancy, you mean to tell me that government medical assistance shouldn’t pay for my abortion (if I chose to have one)? Even though, I’m was a tax paying citizen for over 30 years? Yet, my tax paying dollars can pay for medical care, housing, food, and the education of illegal immigrants, corporate bailouts, just to name a SMALL few? Absurd.

Isis7 10/12/2011 4:58pm
in reply to spoyzer Mar 18, 2011 3:03pm

If you’re going to quote The Declaration of Independence please quote it correctly! “We hold these truths to be self-evident…that they are endowed by THEIR Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Given the time this document was written and the events that were happening at the time, “life” did not mean a “fetus” inside a women.

During the time, it was meant as: the ENJOYMENT of LIFE by means of OWNING PROPERTY, among other RIGHT’S of the PEOPLE that were being denied of them by the TYRANT King George III of England. It amazes me that people will try to use any text as evidence to support their PERSONAL beliefs!

thepodgod 05/01/2011 10:27am
in reply to spoyzer Mar 18, 2011 2:57pm

How many children have passed through your birth canal buddy?

thepodgod 05/01/2011 10:27am
in reply to spoyzer Mar 18, 2011 2:58pm

Spoyzer, You are using the term ‘genocide’ incorrectly. It has a specific definition. You do real genocide scholars from Raphael Lempkin to Samantha Power a great disservice in misusing it in order to make a fallacious appeal to emotion where your argument lacks merit.
That said, public funding for abortions is already banned under the Hyde amendment; this bill is political straw manning at it’s most absurd.
And you completely fail to address JackCox’s point, if there are no safe and affordable places for abortions to be performed, the abortions don’t stop happening; they simply become lethal. No one is saying they want more dead fetuses. Both lifers and choicers hate abortions; lifers simply have not figured out that making safe and cheap abortions unavailable fails at stopping abortions from happening. Choicers look past this for other solutions. If you really hate abortion, you would be pro-choice.

thepodgod 05/01/2011 10:16am
in reply to spoyzer Mar 18, 2011 3:03pm

Spoyzer, firstly, the Declaration of Independence is not a binding document. In it, the founders condemned the crown for carrying on practices that we commonly do as a country today (extra-judicial rendition for example). It also acts as a justification for the overthrow of despotic regimes by the people being oppressed. If this aspect were binding we would have done things differently for the entirety of our history, from supporting the Haitian revolution in 1803 instead of ignoring it, to helping the Sandinistas instead of the Somozas/Contras in Nicaragua in the 1980’s.
That established, let’s keep it interesting and pretend it is binding law. When does it begin? Are you saying a fetus has a right to liberty? Does a toddler have a right to pursue happiness, even if it means eating nothing but sugar and never getting potty trained?
Finally, government text or not, this argument is COMPLETELY religious in it’s premise of a creator.
Got anything else?

flash8898 04/08/2011 7:51am

Love the fetus, hate the child…

The repug’s mantra as evidence by bills submitted. I don’t get this hypocrisy, as well as it is not being very Christian. Thank you “spalmer8” for your comments. Very well put.

KimK 04/04/2011 11:33pm

I’m supporting this bill.

spoyzer 03/18/2011 3:03pm
in reply to nebeltanzerin Feb 04, 2011 5:21pm

“… endowed by the creator with certain unalienable rights. among these are LIFE, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” Please note that the right to life is the first.

spoyzer 03/18/2011 2:58pm
in reply to JackCox Feb 05, 2011 10:38am

Abortions would not be banned by this bill. This bill only removes public funding for the continued genocide of our nations most vulnerable members.

spoyzer 03/18/2011 2:57pm
in reply to youngcitizenoftheworld Feb 18, 2011 9:44am

The most vulnerable members of our society are without choice and are being murdered for the sake of another’s convenience. In fact 55 million of our nations most vulnerable since 1973 have been given over to the worst genocide our world has ever seen all for the sake of someone else’s “choice” to be irresponsible.

spalmer8 03/06/2011 7:25am
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I believe life begins at conception, I am a Christian, I am a mom and yes I am Pro-Choice! The woman’s life and the life of the fetus are combined and this type of legislation opens a bad can of worms. Why do Republicans and Tea Party Members think they can control a woman’s body and yet make the claim against the Health Care bill saying governement is too intrusive? You can’t have it both ways. Republicans want to eliminate almost all education, nutritional and health care programs to women and children and then want to force women to carry out pregnancies even if it is detrimental to the women’s health or the woman is unable to care for the child. They don’t offer any solutions to ensure a quality life for these children they are forcing into the world. Absolutely no forethought here. Woman will be forced back into the dark ages. Shoot this bill down!

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